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UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Inslee says protest leaders helping prevent violence from ‘hijacking’ message

Gov. Jay Inslee will meet with some leaders of the protests against police violence and racial injustice, whom he credited with helping reduce the violence at recent demonstrations.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

State Senate’s top Republican: Special session needed to deal with coming revenue shortfall

The Legislature should meet in special session this month to begin cutting the state budget to adjust for the loss of revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senate’s …


Pandemic-related eviction moratorium extended

Washington is extending a moratorium that prevents renters thrown out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic from being evicted for an inability to pay rent.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Smaller, quieter protests in Spokane on Monday night after mayor enacts curfew, police put on high alert

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard late Sunday as looting and violence spread to Spokane.


Spin Control: One benefit of COVID-19 restrictions: Watching court cases from home

While there are many things we are all giving up because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “stay home when possible” order has added one thing for the public in general, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Inslee announces stay-home order will be replaced with new, more flexible plan for reopening

Washington will enter a new phase in the state government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing a stay-home order with a new program that will allow counties to have …


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Court considers request to end Inslee’s COVID-19 emergency orders

The state emergency orders over COVID-19 should be ended and local health districts allowed to decide what steps their communities should take in response to the virus, an attorney for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Washington ag workers get new protections from COVID-19

Washington is requiring new safety standards to protect agricultural and food processing workers COVID -19.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

State orders nursing home residents, staff to be tested for COVID-19

The state is requiring more testing at facilities that house some of its oldest and most medically fragile residents.


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Restrictions loosened on religious services in Spokane, other Phase 2 counties

Washington is relaxing restrictions on the size of gatherings for religious services put in place some two months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Full Suburban: We don’t need this type of sex education

I did something Saturday that was completely outside my comfort zone: I stood next to a busy road and waved wildly to passing cars while holding a giant sign.


UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020

Spokane churches chart different paths after President Trump says worshipping should resume immediately

The Rev. Ken Peters of Covenant Christian Church criticized Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders to stay home on Sunday, while other worship leaders said they didn’t want to risk their congregations’ …


With three dozen running in primary, Washington governor’s race sets statewide record

Washington voters are unlikely to complain about their lack of choices for governor this year. They can choose among 36 people who want the job, a record for a statewide …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Inslee extends order suspending some methods of debt collection through May 27

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday extended his proclamation protecting consumers from debt collection practices through May 27.


Sue Lani Madsen: Inslee should be more open about using pandemic to meet his climate change goals

Gov. Jay Inslee, the presidential candidate, talked of nothing but climate change. Inslee, the candidate for a third term as Washington’s governor, has of necessity been talking nothing but COVID-19 …


Inslee criticizes Trump over testing comment, Freedom Foundation questioning of death count

As Washington continues to struggle with getting all the equipment needed to test more possible residents for COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee lashed out at comments by President Donald Trump that …


UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

Medical, dental offices given rules for reopening

Medical and dental offices can reopen in Washington if they can meet certain guidelines for protective gear, hygiene and physical distancing.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

State agencies told to find almost $2 billion in savings, freeze hiring

Washington agencies will look for some $1.9 billion in budget cuts to accompany a freeze on hiring and equipment purchases ordered Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

State Sen. Mark Schoesler blocks Inslee’s proposed extension of emergency rules on domestic violence orders

Republican leaders balked over the weekend at extending one of the emergency orders that suspend different laws during the COVID-19, prompting a debate over who’s protecting victims of domestic violence …


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

Spokane County Health Board, health officer ask state to consider sooner reopening for Spokane

The Spokane Board of Health is asking state officials to allow the county to move to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan, with Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz’ …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

With Inslee running for re-election, other Democrats staying put

By running for a third term, Gov. Jay Inslee has kept more Democrats in place in the 2020 elections but energized Republicans.


Spin Control: Some campaigns are heavy on ‘the merch’

It may be a sign of age, but I can remember when the first thing a potential candidate did was hire a strategist and open an office. Now it seems …


UPDATED: Sat., May 9, 2020

Washington residents threatened after naming open businesses, as protesters gather at Capitol to assail coronavirus closures

Two Facebook pages during the past week posted names, emails and phone numbers of state residents who had complained to the state about businesses allegedly violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Car washes reopen as a part of Inslee’s ‘Safe Start’ plan

Car washes in Washington were allowed to reopen Thursday under new guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan to reopen the state following COVID-19 stay-home orders.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Car and boat dealerships in Washington can reopen under strict rules; guidelines released for drive-in religious services

Car and boat dealerships, drive-up religious services get a green light to resume.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

State officials say Woodward misinterpreted Inslee’s position on reopening Spokane County

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward excoriated Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday for insisting that Spokane go at least three weeks without a new COVID-19 case before it jumps ahead in the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Fighting climate change prepared Jay Inslee for a pandemic

When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ran for the Democratic nomination for president on a platform of aggressively tackling climate change, he didn’t get much traction with voters. But then the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

State budget facing $7 billion hole from pandemic shutdown

The economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic could blow a $7 billion hole in the state’s budget over the next three years, forcing a special session sometime in 2020.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Woodward: Inslee wants no new cases for 3 weeks before allowing Spokane County to jump ahead

Inslee told Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward and several local elected officials during a conference call Tuesday afternoon that he would only allow a county to move from phase one of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

‘I’m just glad to be out here’: Golf courses reopen in Spokane, Spokane County

Eager golfers got their first crack at Spokane-area courses in more than a month on Tuesday, as Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide order halting recreation was lifted for links. The requirement …